Family Engagement Plan

School Level Family Engagement Plan

Each Title I school is required to establish a Family and Community Engagement Committee. To the

extent possible, the Family and Community Engagement Committee will be a demographic

representation of the school. The schoollevel

Family and Community Engagement Committee will

be responsible for:

● Developing, implementing, and assessing the schoollevel

Family Engagement Policy.

● Determining what action needs to be taken, if any, to plan and increase participation in

family engagement activities.

● Identifying barriers to participation in family engagement activities.

● When applicable, integrating parent involvement activities with existing community

agencies such as Tennessee Early Intervention Services, HeadStart, preschools (public and

private), etc.

● The Family and Community Advisory Committee will meet once in the fall of the current

school year. They will then meet as needed throughout the 2016-2017

school year.

Committee members will be notified by written letter. The JRP Family Engagement

Coordinator, Lora Vassallo will plan for the meeting date and send meeting notifications.

Coordination contact information: Phone: 423-272-9110


Additionally, each school will:

● Annually distribute the HomeSchool

Compact to families at the beginning of each school

year. Discuss the HomeSchool

Compact with parents and students at parentteacher

conferences. The compact will also be posted online on the county and schoollevel


● Convene an annual parent meeting following State and Federal Guidelines.

● Address the importance of communication between teachers and parents

● provide at least two parentteacher

conference dates to address student


● provide frequent child progress reports for parents

● provide parents with reasonable access to staff through phone numbers, emails

and scheduled meetings

● opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class

● opportunities to observe classroom activities following school procedures

● Provide parents with materials to help parents work with their children to improve

academic achievement

● make the Parent Lending Library easily accessible to parents

● promote the use of the Lending Library through newsletters, websites, and

classroom communication.

● Provide at least two parent training and activities designed to increase parents' capacity to

help with learning at home.

● Focus on strategies to improve homework, attendance, and discipline.

● Convene at varying times to accommodate family schedules.

● Invite all families to attend activities through written and verbal notice.

● To the extent practicable, the school will provide full opportunities for

participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities

and parents of migratory child.

● JRP will hold the following events during the school year. These sessions will

provide information and training on how families can work with their student at

home on reading and math academics. They will also provide handson


that relate to our state common core standards. Translations will be provided as

necessary for ESL students.

● Back to School Bash/Open House

● Fall & Spring Family Breakfast

● Grandparents Readers Cafe (Literacy)

● Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch Exploration (Math & Literacy)

● Fall Festival

● 1st Grade Thanksgiving Fun (Math & Literacy)

● JRP's Seussville on the HillMath,

Literacy and Technology


● Easter Egg Extravanganza (Math & Literacy)

● Blooming Readers (Literacy)

● Kindergarten Sneak Peek Day

● Provide parents with a student handbook at the beginning of each year to provide

information on

● procedures to learn about the course of study for their child and have access to

all learning materials.

● the right to access their child's official records.

● Utilize the Family Engagement Coordinator for technical assistance on policy development

● Provide parents with written procedures on how to access the Parent Involvement Policy,

the Hawkins County Schools Family Engagement Plan, and curriculum.

● Increase parents' capacity to become involved in the educational process by presenting

information in a timely manner and through various means to include information such as

● a written description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school.

● the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the

proficiency levels students are expected to meet.

● State's academic content standards.

● State student academic achievement standards.

● State and local academic assessments, the requirements of parent involvement.

● how to monitor a child's progress and work with educators to improve the

achievement of their child.

● Parents/Guardians will receive the above information during

events planned at the school, during parent/teacher

conferences, on the county and school website and via written

notification in letters and newsletters sent home. Translations

will be provided as necessary for ESL students.

● Set up meetings requested by parents to give suggestions and be part of the decision

making about their child relating to the education of their child, and respond to the

suggestions as soon as possible.

● Coordinate parent involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First,

Early Reading First, Even Start, the Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters,

the Parents as Teachers Program, and public preschool and other programs, and conduct

other activities, such as parent resource centers.

● Upcoming Kindergarten students can tour the school during registration

times and during our Kindergarten Sneak Peek day. Local daycares and

head start facilities will be invited via flyer and/or phone calls to tour the

school. As a transisitional support, our second grade students will tour

Hawkins Elementary, our feeder school.

● All information about school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to

the parents in an understandable language.

● Provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may


● Provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency,

parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing

information and school reports in a language such parents understand.